In recent years, angels have risen to the forefront of our culture. They have been the subject of numerous popular music songs, movies, tabloid news stories, books and even their own television program. The purpose of this paper is an attempt to answer many of the questions about angels, with a biblical answer. The questions that shall be looked at are: What is the origin of angels? Can we become angels? What is the duty/purpose of angels? How have angels interacted with people from Genesis to Revelation? Should angels be worshipped or prayed to? And How should we live in light of this doctrine? .
What is the origin of angels?.
Many people have asked the question "Where did angels come from?" This question can be answered relatively easily. The Bible tells us that God created them. Colossians 1:16 tells us "For by him all things were created both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities - all things have been created through him and for him." Therefore, if God created everything and angels exist, then he must have created them. The psalmist tells us very explicitly, "Praise Him, all his angels Let them praise the name of the Lord for he commanded and they were created." God created them and therefore he should be praised for it. However, it does raise the question of when they were created.
Although they are not mentioned in the creation account, we know that they did exist during creation. "When the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy." This passage is talking about creation and tells us that the sons of God (a term used exclusively for angels in the Old Testament) shouted at creation. In addition, they must have existed before the fall of man in Genesis 3, or where did Satan come from? Dr. David Jeremiah tells us in his work "What The Bible Says About Angels".
"Angels aren't named in the creation account in Genesis 1, where the narrative focuses on visible creation.